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Niagara Falls, Or Does It? by Henry Winkler
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Jan 09, 2011

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This was the first book in Battle of the Books that I've finished so far. Winkler does a terrific job of getting into the head of a boy with learning challenges. Hank Zipzer has a hell of a time in school, mostly because his head isn't suited for learning in the traditional, acceptable way. His way of dealing with the struggle to write a 5 paragraph essay on his summer vacation inspires the book's title (without giving a whole lot away).

This is the first book in what appears to be a pretty big series. Alena thought it was okay, but there are other books so far that she's enjoyed more.

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